How to Make Easy Flower-Shaped Sugar Cubes for a Tea Party

Find the easy steps to make flower-shaped sugar cubes for a tea party or party favor. They come together in less than 10 minutes and can be customized to your theme, using the colors and flavors of your choice.

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Happy Thursday!

Flower-shaped sugar cubes are easy to make to sweeten your cuppa,

and make a pretty and fun addition for a tea party or favor!

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These molded sugar cubes come together in less than 10 minutes

and require just four ingredients!

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Here’s what you’ll need:

Granulated Sugar

Water

Food Coloring

Silicone Mold

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I used this set of silicone flower molds.

The flowers are about 1-inch in size and the molds can also be used

for chocolate, butter or mini ice cubes!

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Here is the ratio needed to make a small batch of flower sugar cubes:

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 teaspoon water

1 drop of food coloring

1/2 cup of sugar made one tray of 15 flower-shaped cubes.

I made several batches to have a garden variety of flowers. 🌸🌼🌷🌹

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Add your food coloring to your water and mix well,

then add the colored water to your sugar. Stir until the sugar is evenly colored.

To much water will dissolve your sugar. You want your sugar to be moistened just enough

so the texture resembles wet sand.

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Pack the sugar in your molds. I used an offset spatula to level it out and then

used the back of a spoon to firmly pack the sugar into the molds

so all the flower details would show.

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It was extremely humid the day I made these, so to help with the firming and drying

I preheated the oven to low (175°F), turned the oven off

and let the molds in sit the oven overnight.

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Alternatively, let your sugar cubes sit in the molds at room temperature to dry and firm.

Drying time will depend on humidity and temperature in your home and take up to 24 hours.

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When sugar is dry and firm, gently unmold by flexing

the silicone mold to remove the flowers.

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This is such a fun and easy project!

You can customize your sugar cubes using the molds and colors of your choice

to match your theme, party or holiday!

Omit the food coloring if you prefer and add flavor extracts,

like lemon or vanilla, to flavor your sugar and tea!

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Store sugar cubes in an airtight container until ready to use.

Use within 2 weeks. For longer storage, store in freezer.

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Flower-Shaped Sugar Cubes for Teatime

Find the easy steps to make flower-shaped sugar cubes for a tea party or party favor. They come together in less than 10 minutes and can be customized to your theme, using the colors and flavors of your choice.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time0 mins
drying time, 8 hours8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 10 mins
Course: tea
Cuisine: American
Keyword: food gift, party favor, sugar cubes, tea party, teatime
Servings: 15 1-inch cubes

Equipment

  • silicone flower mold

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • Food coloring optional
  • Extract optional

Instructions

  • Pour 1/2 cup sugar into mixing bowl.
  • In separate small bowl, combine 1 teaspoon water with drop of food coloring; stir to combine so color is distributed evenly.
  • Pour colored water mixture into sugar and mix thoroughly until combined and sugar is colored throughout.
  • Spoon sugar into silicone mold, packing tightly with back of spoon.
  • Preheat oven to low (150-175 degrees), turn oven off. Place silicone sugar mold into warm oven and allow to sit 8 hours or overnight, until firm and dry.
  • When dry, carefully flex silicone mold to release shaped sugar.
  • Store sugar in airtight container until ready to use. Use within 2 weeks. For longer storage, store in freezer.

Notes

  • You can dry at room temperature instead of placing in warm oven if desired. Drying time will vary with humidity level and may take up to 24 hours at room temperature. 
  • Ratio is 1 teaspoon water to 1/2 cup sugar, 1 drop of food coloring. To add food coloring, only add a tiny bit, then add more if needed. Start with a pin drop amount if using gel food coloring, which is concentrated.
  • Omit food coloring for white sugar cubes if your prefer.
  • If you feel your sugar mixture is too dry, add another 1/2 teaspoon of water, mixing until ‘wet sand’ texture is reached. If mixture is too wet, add sugar by the tablespoon and stir to incorporate.
  • To make a larger volume, scale up the ratios.
  • To make flavored sugar cubes, add 1/4 teaspoon flavored extract (vanilla, almond, orange, maple, etc.) to 1/2 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon water, mixing well.
  • I got (15) 1-inch flower cubes out of 1/2 cup sugar, using these molds.
  • Use your molds of choice, customizing to your party theme or holiday.

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The winner of my Spot of Tea Giveaway

is Linda H!

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Thank you to Linda Austin and her daughter Laura,

for providing Pam and me with flavorful hand-crafted teas

to sample for Tea on Tuesdays and this giveaway.

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Visit Spot of Tea for premium hand-crafted black, green, herbal and fruit-blended teas.

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  31 comments for “How to Make Easy Flower-Shaped Sugar Cubes for a Tea Party

  1. Cindi
    August 25, 2022 at 7:28 am

    I might have to start using sugar in my tea 😀 so I can make these..,they are adorable! Peace.

  2. Sandi
    August 25, 2022 at 7:55 am

    These are just adorable Mary! I can’t believe how easy they are to make! Thanks for the links to the cute molds. 🌸☕️🥰

  3. franki Parde
    August 25, 2022 at 8:08 am

    Those little silicon molds are quite magic!! I’ve been putting “Kerrygold” butter in mine…putting on top of muffins, bisquits, etc. They make me smile. Your tea cups, etc. are so very pretty. franki

  4. August 25, 2022 at 8:33 am

    Mary, these are so cute and easy. I will definitely make them. Thank you for sharing and Happy Thursday ♥️

    • Clara
      August 25, 2022 at 9:09 am

      Mary, This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing. They’re so cute. Clara ❤️

  5. Kim Ezman
    August 25, 2022 at 8:37 am

    Mary, such a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Brenda
    August 25, 2022 at 8:37 am

    I never knew it was possible to make these cute sugar cubes. Thank you!

  7. August 25, 2022 at 8:39 am

    Mary, this is such a fun idea! It has me dreaming of tea parties to come. I will definitely try this out.
    Happy TeaTime!

  8. Jen
    August 25, 2022 at 8:45 am

    Super cute!!!

  9. Patricia
    August 25, 2022 at 8:49 am

    This is the sweetest idea!

  10. August 25, 2022 at 8:55 am

    How fabulous is this! I will make these! Thank you, Mary!

  11. Ruth Miller
    August 25, 2022 at 8:57 am

    I love these! Thank you for showing us. Will have to order and try this because they add that extra something special to the tea table.

  12. Elaine C. Carroll
    August 25, 2022 at 8:59 am

    Love them, I will make them for sure.. I use to teach Tea & Manners, the kids would of loved these.

  13. Dorinda Selke
    August 25, 2022 at 9:16 am

    Mary ~ what an adorable idea ! I can see myself making sugar cubes for every holiday ! Thanks ~ Dorinda

  14. August 25, 2022 at 9:39 am

    So pretty Mary! What a wonderful idea for a tea party, just delightful!

  15. August 25, 2022 at 9:43 am

    Mary, the flower sugar cubes are as cute as can be. Lovely gifts plus a special touch at tea parties. Congrats to a Linda H.

    • August 25, 2022 at 4:46 pm

      Thank you for sharing these darling sugar cubes with the recipe, Mary. These would be a fun idea for my tea parties. Congratulations to Linda H in winning the giveaway. 💕

  16. MARY-ANN (FROM CANADA!)
    August 25, 2022 at 12:27 pm

    Mary, thanks for the recipe to make these cute sugar cubes. They will be so nice to use for a cuppa tea! You have such great ideas! I think you need to write a book and share your wonderful pictures and recipes! Have a great day!

  17. Ellen Colitti
    August 25, 2022 at 12:46 pm

    Oh what FUN !!! Adds a little something special to any occasion, or a smile for everyday. Thanks !!

  18. Wilma
    August 25, 2022 at 1:49 pm

    So elegant. I will make these so as my Amazon order arrives. Looks like fun. Thank you.

  19. August 25, 2022 at 2:49 pm

    You are so clever. Thanks for sharing this idea.

  20. Marion
    August 25, 2022 at 6:12 pm

    Mary they are so pretty and delicate. They are sure to enlighten a Tea Party.
    Marilyn,Joan and Marion

  21. Sue
    August 25, 2022 at 7:25 pm

    This is wonderful Mary! I want to have a tea party now!

  22. Tricia
    August 25, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    These Flower Sugar Cubes are gorgeous!! I’m so glad I follow you!!!

  23. Betsy
    August 25, 2022 at 9:03 pm

    This is a good enough reason to switch from being a sugar-free tea consumer to the fully loaded sugar version of tea. The extra daily mile of walking is worth it for some things!

  24. August 25, 2022 at 10:48 pm

    I am so in love with these adorable little sugar cubes!! I am going to have to make some for my tea~I love them!! How beautiful for a bridal shower or tea party. Could you pleas tell me the name of the beautiful tea pot

  25. August 25, 2022 at 10:54 pm

    Not sure if this is a repeat post but I will comment again. Could you tell me the name of the tea pot and the pattern of the plated the sugar cubes are on~ I am in LOVE!!! And those adorable sugar cubes~I am going to have to make me up a batch and keep them in the freezer. How pretty they would be for a tea party or Bridal shower!! Everything you do is SO beautiful, Mary!!

    • August 26, 2022 at 6:01 am

      Thank you sweet comment Patty! The teapot is by Sadler, made in England, it was an antique mall purchase. I don’t know the pattern names of the teacups and saucers, they’re marked Gracie China and were purchased from HomeGoods over the years. ☕ Have fun making them! ♥

  26. Marty
    August 26, 2022 at 7:11 am

    Brilliant and you provided such easy directions. Love it.

  27. August 26, 2022 at 9:09 am

    Very cute, just saw those molds the other day, darling!

  28. September 3, 2022 at 10:27 am

    What a great idea, love it.

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